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LATIN AND GREEK ELEMENTS IN ENGLISH

Answers to Ayers, English Words from Latin and Greek Elements, 2nd Edition (1986).
Be sure to put answers in the correct format, as below.

 

Lesson 14 (Greek), pp. 234-236

1. TOPo- place
GRAPH- write
-ic/-al p.t.
(adj.)
p.t. the mapping or describing of areas

2. PAN- all
ORA- see
-ma result of
(noun)
an unobstructed view of an area

3. ISo- equal
TOP- place
(noun)
types of atoms identical in atomic number but not atomic weight

4. CHRONo- time
-meter instrument for measuring
(noun)
instrument for measuring time accurately

5. syn- together
METR- measure
-ic/-al p.t.
-ly Eng. adverb
(adverb)
in a manner p.t. balanced proportions

6. IDEo- idea
-graph writing
-ic p.t.
(adj.)
p.t. pictures or symbols used to represent ideas, as opposed to sounds

7. CYCL- circle
ORA- see
-ma thing which
(noun)
pictorial representation which surrounds the viewer

8. OPTo- eye
-metr(y) s.o. measuring
-ist expert in
(noun)
expert in examining eyes and prescribing glasses (not a doctor)

9. PETRo- rock
-graphy s.o. writing
(noun)
science dealing with the description and classification of rocks

10. MACRo- large
SCOP- look
-ic p.t.
(adj.)
large enough to see with the naked eye

11. epi- on, against
GRA- write
-m thing which
(noun)
terse, witty saying on a subject, often sarcastic

12. ARCHi- head
epi- over
SCOP- see
-al p.t.
(adj.)
p.t. an archbishop or archbishopric

13. TELE- from afar
METR- measure
(adj.)
p.t. the sending of measurements across great distances

14. ORTHo- correct
-graphy writing
(noun)
correct spelling

15. BARo- pressure
-meter instrument for measuring
(noun)
instrument that measures atmospheric pressure

16. MIMe- imitate
-tic p.t.
(adj.)
that mimics, imitative

17. HOLo- whole
-graph writing
(noun)
a document written entirely in the hand of one person

18. PHOTo- light
-meter instrument for measuring
(noun)
an instrument that measures the intensity of light

19. CALLi- beauty
-graphy writing
(noun)
beautiful or elegant handwriting

20. ISO- equal
BAR- pressure
-ic p.t.
(noun)
lines on a weather map connecting places where atmospheric pressure is equal

 

ANSWERS (Exercise IV, p. 236)

1. f
2. i
3. a
4. h
5. j

6. c
7. e
8. g
9. b
10. d